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Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano

A plume of ash emerges moments after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 17, 2018.

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A plume of ash emerges moments after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 17, 2018. Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF/via REUTERS

A plume of ash emerges moments after Kilauea Volcano erupted, May 17, 2018. Gemini Observatory/AURA/NSF/via REUTERS
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A lava flow is seen on a road in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. 

KRIS BURMEISTER/via REUTERS

A lava flow is seen on a road in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. KRIS BURMEISTER/via REUTERS

A lava flow is seen on a road in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. KRIS BURMEISTER/via REUTERS
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Hawaii National Guard soldiers wear masks to protect themselves from volcanic gases in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Hawaii National Guard soldiers wear masks to protect themselves from volcanic gases in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Hawaii National Guard soldiers wear masks to protect themselves from volcanic gases in Pahoa, May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava spattering area from an area between fissures 16 and 20, May 16, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Lava spattering area from an area between fissures 16 and 20, May 16, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

Lava spattering area from an area between fissures 16 and 20, May 16, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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A geologist inspects cracks on a road in Leilani Estates, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A geologist inspects cracks on a road in Leilani Estates, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

A geologist inspects cracks on a road in Leilani Estates, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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A close view of a rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event, May 16, 2018. The rock broke apart on impact. USGS/via REUTERS

A close view of a rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event, May 16, 2018. The rock broke apart on impact. USGS/via REUTERS

A close view of a rock hurled from the Overlook crater during an explosive event, May 16, 2018. The rock broke apart on impact. USGS/via REUTERS
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An aerial view of ground cracks on a road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

An aerial view of ground cracks on a road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS

An aerial view of ground cracks on a road during an overflight of the eruptive fissure area, May 17, 2018. USGS/via REUTERS
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People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to United States Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision May 5, 2018.  US Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS

A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to United States Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision May 5, 2018. US Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS

A new fissure spraying lava fountains as high as about 230 feet, according to United States Geological Survey, is shown from Luana Street in Leilani Estates subdivision May 5, 2018. US Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS
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Linda Dee Souza, 72, of Kalapana-Seaview, kisses one of her parrots at a Red Cross evacuation center in Pahoa May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Linda Dee Souza, 72, of Kalapana-Seaview, kisses one of her parrots at a Red Cross evacuation center in Pahoa May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Linda Dee Souza, 72, of Kalapana-Seaview, kisses one of her parrots at a Red Cross evacuation center in Pahoa May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Jolon Clinton, 15, and her sister, Halcy, 17, take photos of a fissure near their home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Jolon Clinton, 15, and her sister, Halcy, 17, take photos of a fissure near their home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Jolon Clinton, 15, and her sister, Halcy, 17, take photos of a fissure near their home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS

Lava engulfs a Ford Mustang in Puna May 6, 2018. WXCHASING via REUTERS
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A dead palm tree stands in a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A dead palm tree stands in a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

A dead palm tree stands in a lava flow in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates May 5, 2018. U.S. Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS

Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates May 5, 2018. U.S. Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS

Lava advances along a street near a fissure in Leilani Estates May 5, 2018. U.S. Geological Survey/Handout via REUTERS
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Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes due to eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes due to eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Residents of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions, who were evacuated from their homes due to eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano, pick up supplies at a community donation center in Pahoa, Hawaii, May 7, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure east of the Leilani Estates subdivision May 12, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Smoke and lava erupt from a fissure near a home on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Photographers take photos of a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Photographers take photos of a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Photographers take photos of a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Kilauea volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 722 feet below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater May 6, 2018.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Kilauea volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 722 feet below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater May 6, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Kilauea volcano's summit lava lake shows a significant drop of roughly 722 feet below the crater rim in this wide angle camera view showing the entire north portion of the Overlook crater May 6, 2018. USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava and downed power lines block a road in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Lava erupts from a fissure on the outskirts of Pahoa May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Volcanic gases rise from a fissure near the remains of a structure in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Volcanic gases rise from a fissure near the remains of a structure in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Volcanic gases rise from a fissure near the remains of a structure in the Leilani Estates subdivision May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
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Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna. KEITH BROCK/Social Media via REUTERS

Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna. KEITH BROCK/Social Media via REUTERS

Lava is seen from a fissure appearing behind a resident's backyard in Puna. KEITH BROCK/Social Media via REUTERS
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